by Greg Walters, ViceNovember 2018
In 2017, Matthew Whitaker went on television to explain how President Trump could appoint an acting attorney general who could effectively shut down the Russia investigation without actually firing the official leading the probe, Bob Mueller.
On Wednesday, Trump made Whitaker acting attorney general.
Trump’s decision to appoint an outspoken Mueller critic not only threatens the investigation, it risks running afoul of the constitution, two top Washington lawyers said Thursday.
The constitutionality of Whitaker’s appointment has sparked a fierce debate, but one thing is clear: Trump’s decision is covered in legal and ethical red flags, legal experts told VICE News.
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